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Two pilots injured in plane crash near Statenville

STATENVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Two pilots have been injured after their plane crashed east of Statenville off Highway 94 in a wooded area Echols County.

Both pilots ejected from the plane. They had minor injuries and were taken to the South Georgia Medical Center for treatment.

It happened around 3 p.m. The plane is naval F18D similar to a jet.

The Echols County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the crash.

Personnel from the 23rd Wing also responded to the scene, according to a release from Moody Air Force Base.

The aircraft took off from Beaufort Marine Corp. Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

WALB News 10 is working to gather additional details.

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